The NHCBA's Pro Bono committee meets the third Wednesday of every month from 1-2pm. Consider joining the committee and sharing your ideas. Click here for the NHCBA's Pro Bono committee page.
NHCBA Attorneys Provide Free Consulting in Local Communities:
Members of the New Haven County Bar Association provide free legal information to members of the community through Ask-A-Lawyer sessions held at local libraries. An individual canget a free consultation with an attorney from the New Haven County Bar Association at local libraries around the New Haven Area. The program is called Ask-A-Lawyer and its purpose is to provide members of the community with general legal information. During these sessions, an attorney meets with the participant and provides a free 10-15 minute consultation. If the individual requires additional assistance, they are referred to the New Haven County Bar Associations Lawyer Referral Service (“LRS”) for a feral to a LRS attorney or a social service agency. Locations include: New Haven, Branford, Northford, North Branford, and East Haven. Ask-A-Lawyer schedule.
Volunteer Program For Homeowners Affected By Foreclosure Crisis:
The NHCBA Pro Bono Committee is delighted to announce the start of a great volunteer program developed to aid homeowners affected by the foreclosure crisis. Below is an email from Krista Hess of the Judicial Department that discusses the program and instructs how you can volunteer. Please sign up. It is a limited commitment and provides an opportunity to do some much needed work!
On behalf of Judge Raymond R. Norko and Judge Elizabeth A. Bozzuto, Chairs of the Self-represented Parties Workgroup, I am pleased to announce that a volunteer attorney program is being piloted in the New Haven Judicial District in the area of foreclosures. The Judicial Branch is seeking volunteer attorneys to participate in this program and provide legal assistance and advice to homeowners going through foreclosure or who may have questions about the foreclosure process.
Attached for your information is a notice containing additional information about this program as well as some historical information about Judicial Branch’s two other volunteer attorney programs in Hartford and Waterbury.
If you wish to participate in the New Haven volunteer attorney program, please complete the application in our Legal Links section (Foreclosure Pro Bono 2011 Attorney Application)
and return it to my attention as per the instructions on the application also found in the Legal Links section (Foreclosure Pro Bono 2011 Volunteers Needed Letter)
The Judicial Branch is committed to providing equal access to justice to all of Connecticut’s citizens and we look forward to working with all of you on this very worthwhile endeavor.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Superior Court Operations
Phone: 860-263-2734, Ext. 3043
Other Organizations Offering Legal Assistance:
New Haven Legal Assistance provides high-quality legal services to individuals, families and groups in the greater New Haven area, including the lower Naugatuck Valley, who are unable to obtain legal services because of limited income, age, disability, discrimination and other barriers.
Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut
Connecticut Bar Association Pro Bono and Community Service
Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF)